Frequently Asked Questions

1. Login at 2. Click "My Account." 3. View purchased courses at “My Courses.” 4. Immediately generate and complete your "Certificate of Attendance."
Yes, because most states require an interactive overlay, we include them in all of our videos. You will have to click on “yes, I’m still watching” buttons at various times throughout the video (approximately every 20 minutes), and you will have three minutes to click before the video pauses. If you fail to click on the pop-up, your video completion status will be paused at that point in the video until you indicate that you are still watching. You will not be able to receive credit for a program, if you have not clicked on these interactive overlays.
No. There are no hidden fees and no additional charges of any nature.
We regularly change courses in our packages and continually review courses in our packages in order to offer a variety of engaging programs and to be sure to offer current topics of interest. If a package states that it satisfies a particular year's CLE requirement, it continues to satisfy that year's requirement even if we no longer offer the package.
The courses in our package do have an expiration date. The MCLE board only approves courses for one year, so they will be good through the next year's reporting deadline only. All of the courses vary in terms of their specific expiration date, so we cannot provide you with a precise date that the courses will expire on. Our packages for each deadline year come out around 10 months before the deadline.
1. View purchased CLE program videos and written materials by clicking “My Courses” 2. View purchase history by clicking “Orders” 3. View and print “Certificate of Attendance” by clicking “Certificates” 4. Edit your personal information by clicking “Edit Profile”
ApexCLE is required to report attendance to most states within 30 days from the completion of a course. Typically, we report on a weekly basis, but not later than the 10th day of the following month. Check with your state of registration to determine whether your state is self-reporting or sponsor reporting. Be sure to maintain your certificate of attendance should any questions arise.
ApexCLE is accredited in most states. For a complete list of courses accredited in each state, select the “state" filter on the "Courses" page. Also see our State CLE Info page at
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Course time limits depend on your state MCLE requirements. Some states require “no fast-forwarding”, some states require acknowledge that the learner is watching the video. All videos can be watched unlimited number of times, all video are stored in your account until their expiration date. After the expiration date of the course, your account will state that the problem is "Program Not Available." Please see the FAQ for courses stating "Program Not Available" for more information.
Professional Responsibility CLE Approval The MCLE Board handles all aspects of CLE except the approval of the content of courses or activities in the area of professional responsibility. Once the MCLE Board has either accredited a provider or an individual course, any course or course segment offered to fulfill the professional responsibility requirement must receive substantive approval from the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (Commission). ApexCLE must submit an application for professionalism credit to the Professionalism Commission in order for a program to be approved for professionalism credit. After review and approval of the content, the Commission will forward its determination to the provider and to the MCLE Board.
After viewing a course a “Print Certificate” button will appear under the course video. This leads to a printable and downloadable certificate. The printed date on your certificate represents the date of course completion. Certificates may also be found under the “Certificates” tab in “My Account.” To comply with ARDC, you must sign and date the certificate after completing the CLE course. The signed and dated certificate represents the date you completed the course. If you need to access your certificate later on, click the “Certificate” link under “Certificates” tab in “My Account.” The Certificate of Attendance will open as an Adobe PDF document in a new window. The certificate can then be printed, downloaded, or emailed.
Yes and no. There are some states that do not require ApexCLE to seek course approval as long as the courses are approved in Illinois. For instance, Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Missouri, New Hampshire and Vermont do not approve or accredit CLE providers or individual programs - attorneys must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance. However, most other states require filing a sponsor application and/or course application and review before approving the CLE sponsor and/or course for publication. You can check to see if your state has approved a particular course by going to “Courses” and selecting your individual state, OR, at the bottom of the description of the individual course you are interested in, “States Allowed” indicates the states in which the course is approved. Attorneys who are satisfying the CLE requirement of another mandatory CLE state or who take courses approved for CLE by another state will receive credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through reciprocity. Attorneys relying on reciprocity must ensure that they are also meeting the requirements of their state’s program. A course taken that has not been approved in a mandatory CLE jurisdiction will not have the benefit of reciprocity.
Yes, please contact our office for more information.
A video that stop, exit or restart at the beginning indicate an issue with connecting to our website. This can be due to your internet connection, Wi-Fi or excessive users on your internet connection. Please try the following steps: 1. Log out of your account on all devices. If you are logged in with multiple devices, the system will may not record your last known location. Log in on only one device at a time. 2. Watch the course in only one internet window (browser window) at a time. If you try to watch the same course or multiple courses in more than one window, the system will may not record your last known location. Log in on only one device at a time. 3. Test your internet connection speed. Go to and test your connection speed. Your speed should be 5 Mbps or higher. If it is too low or the connection has intermittent outage, you will need to use a different internet connection. Try connecting via a wired internet connection; different wireless network, a cellular network or another location. 4. Restart your W-Fi connection. Turn off your device, unplug or restart your internet modem and router (if it's a separate device) and turn it back on. Then turn your device back on.
Check to be sure that you watched the video for a selected state and that you did actually reach the end of the video. It should also be known that fast forwarding is not permitted and restarting the video midway can interfere with receiving a certificate. If none of these issues are present and your certificate is still not there, please email us the names of the courses and the completion dates that you need certificates for and we will issue them manually.
In order for you to properly obtain credit for the CLE course, we must provide your state with your registration number. Many jurisdictions now require us to report attendance and include the attorney's registration number. We collect the number in order for you to properly obtain CLE credit in your state. If we do not have your correct attorney registration number, you will not be able to receive credit for the course.
Not a problem just follow the prompts on the login site and a new password prompt will automatically be sent to you. If you have any problems, please contact our office and we are happy to help!
Our packages are designed to provide credit in a single state. If you need to report your attendance to a second state or would like a certificate of attendance for a second state, please contact us before the end of your reporting period and we will provide you with a certificate for the second state. If we report attendance in that second state, we will also report your attendance if you contact us before the reporting deadline.
Yes, the video should remember when you left off at, but if it does not try this: 1. Reopen the program by clicking on take this course, exactly what you did to watch it the first time. 2. Once the video has loaded, click and hold on the blue scroll bar that lines the bottom of the video, and drag the bar to where you last left off.
A Certificate of Attendance will remain available in "My Account" for three years.
To access your programs, go to and click "Login," located in the top right corner. Then enter your email address and password you created when you first signed up and click sign in. The "Login" tab will be replaced with "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of every page. When you click "My Account" a drop down menu with "My Courses", "Orders", "Certificates", "Edit Profile" appears. To view your purchased courses click "My Courses" and then select the course you want to watch. To view and print your certificates, click the "Certificates" tab and then click the "Certificate" link on the course you want a certificate from. Sometimes, a viewer will inadvertently click on the list of courses available for purchase instead of looking under "My Account". Please be sure to look under "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
No, the Illinois 30 hour CLE package does not satisfy the Illinois 15 hour Basic Skills requirement for new attorneys. This requirement must be completed by the last day of the month that occurs one year after the newly-admitted attorney’s admission to practice in Illinois. (S. Ct. Rule 793(b)). Within 31 days after the end of your reporting period you must certify your compliance to the MCLE Board. (S. Ct. Rule 796(a)). The newly-admitted attorney’s initial 30 hour/two-year reporting period begins, following the deadline to complete the newly-admitted attorney requirement o n the next July 1 of an even-numbered year for lawyers whose last names begin with a letter A through M or on the next July 1 of an odd-numbered year for lawyers whose last names begin with a letter N through Z (S. Ct. Rule 793(e)).
Since ApexCLE is a web-based platform, you can access your account anywhere, anytime. You can update your profile and customer account, add your attorney registration number and address in the “My Account” located in the upper right corner and “Edit Profile” on the drop- down menu. Remember to press save.
No, ApexCLE videos are not available for download, they are only available to be streamed on
YES! All CLE courses can be watched on any mobile device, tablet, or desktop computer. The best browser is Google Chrome. The ApexCLE website is completely responsive, meaning all devices will adjust the screen for the best viewing.
If you are over in your CLE hours, you may be able to carry over a certain amount of hours for your next reporting period. Please check our state pages or your state board's website for more information on how many hours you may carry over.
A full refund is available if it is requested within 60 days and before we report your attendance to your state. We usually report attendance within the first five days after the month you complete the course. No refunds are available after you have received credit for the course, after a certificate is issued or after we have reported your attendance to your state board.
For information on reporting your Illinois CLE compliance or how ApexCLE reports your CLE credit, please review your state's CLE page on You can find your state's CLE page on our Continuing Legal Education Information by State Page located at the top of our website or at
If your state permits the viewing of Ethics/Professionalism hours online, our packages will include the necessary hours. Each package clearly states whether or not it statisfies the Ethics/Professionalism requirements and how many hours that includes.
Every state sets a limited amount of time that programs may be used to obtain credit. We are required to remove programs when they expire. We create packages of programs that do not expire until after the reporting deadline stated in the package. After the reporting period or expiration date, the program is no longer available to earn credit. In some situations, we can exchange a similar program for an expired program if you are reporting credit for the reporting period in which you purchased the program and you have not yet obtained a certificate of attendance for the course. Please contact us for an exchange. No exchange is available for a course purchased in one reporting period and intended to be used for a future reporting period.